South Africa want respect for ‘positive’ cricket after Du Plessis banned – Sport


The South African team management on Sunday called for flexibility in dealing with over-rate regulations following a one-match ban imposed on captain Faf du Plessis.

He will miss the third and final Test against Pakistan starting in Johannesburg on Friday.

Du Plessis was banned for one Test after being found guilty, for the second time in a 12-month period, of captaining a team which maintained a slow over-rate.

South Africa opted for an all-pace attack in the second Test at Newlands and were found by match referee David Boon to be one over short of the required rate of 15 overs an hour after time allowances were taken into account.

Team media manager Lerato Malekutu said: “The team management and Faf have accepted and respect the decision as it falls under the International Cricket…

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